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Secular meditation

Rick Heller

Secular meditation

32 practices for cultivating inner peace, compassion, and joy

by Rick Heller

  • 283 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Meditation,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Secularism,
  • Happiness,
  • Relaxation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRick Heller ; foreword by Greg Epstein
    ContributionsEpstein, Greg M., writer of foreword
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF637.M4 H45 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 287 pages
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27200389M
    ISBN 101608683699
    ISBN 109781608683697
    LC Control Number2015027201
    OCLC/WorldCa914257069


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This book offers a rich banquet, inviting you to taste many flavors of mindfulness.” — Shinzen Young, director of Vipassana Support International “Secular Meditation is a wonderfully practical book grounded in Secular meditation book latest neuroscience. Rick Heller shows readers how one can mindfully learn to.

I am a science PhD student with acute skepticism regarding religious stuff, so I often reacted with aversion to non-secular viewpoints on meditation (for instance while doing the Vipassana Meditation class). I felt home in this book. The tone is humble, pleasant, funny.

Lots of /5(). This was an easy to read and very helpful book on meditation as a secular practice. The author describes several different kinds of meditative practices that all revolve around paying close attention to something (breath, ambient sounds, body sensations, etc.) while in a particular environment or activity (sitting, lying down, washing dishes, walking, visiting a museum, etc.)/5.

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Especially for atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious, it’s rewarding to do that in a non-religious, non-proselytizing, science-friendly atmosphere with. Research shows that meditation—in all its various forms—can have a positive impact on both our physical and mental health.

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“Secular Meditation is a clear and generous adaptation of Buddhist and other practices for the humanist community. It is a great book for people who believe that the human mind can be trained just as the body can but who are uncomfortable with any supernatural claims.

On Being an Aspiring Secular Buddhist | barrec on August 5, at pm [ ] very well may not fully understand the historical context of my practice. There are no shortage of books that detail the history, teachings and cultures of Buddhism throughout the world’s history.

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And it’s a good one.” — The Humanist “In simple, accessible language, Secular Meditation introduces practices that profoundly transform our hearts and consciousness.

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In my forthcoming book, Secular Meditation, I discuss what leads to life satisfaction. I refer to a paper by Angus Deaton, who just received this year’s Nobel Memorial prize in Economics and co-authored by Daniel Kahneman, a previous recipient of the prize.

The Mindful Geek tells you how to derive the real world benefits of hardcore mindfulness meditation without drinking the metaphysical Kool-Aid. Meditation teacher, Michael W. Taft gives you step-by-step instructions in the powerful and reliable techniques of mindfulness meditation, and outlines the psychological and neuroscientific research underpinning these practices.

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MEDITATIONDifferent ways to meditate, from a secular perspectiveAmong westerners, Buddhism is often considered to be simply meditation. This is a mistake, as what Gotama taught goes well beyond one practice.

Meditation is, however, vital to the dharmic path and secular Buddhists have begun to explore several approaches to meditation which are consistent with the core [ ].

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The somewhat longer review: the book is exactly what it sounds like—a guide to meditation practices, written from an entirely secular viewpoint.

Secular Meditation: A Review By Mark Knickelbine this is the only book on meditation for beginners that I’m aware of that actually starts, not with body or breath contemplations, but with loving kindness and compassion practice.

It’s an unusual choice because heart cultivation practices can be quite challenging for many people Author: Mark Knickelbine. Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation: Practices for Join us for an online secular mindfulness meditation led by Rick Heller, followed by a discussion.

All welcome. Our meditations have been collected into a book published by New World Library: Secular Meditation. Use it to be a better whatever you already are”.

If you’re new to Secular Buddhism or you’re interested in learning more, check out my book “Secular Buddhism: Eastern Thought for Western Minds”.

It’s available as paperback on Amazon, e-book on Kindle, and iBook. Podcast: Download This week we talk to Rick Heller about secular meditation. Rick Heller is the author of the new book, Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy — A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard.

Rick leads weekly meditations at the Humanist Community at Harvard. Faith-Based and Secular Meditation. Everyday and Posttraumatic Applications. Raymond Monsour Scurfield. ISBN: Item # pages. He also received the NASW Lifetime Achievement award in Scurfield is author of the newly released NASW Press book, "Faith-Based and Secular Meditation: Everyday and Posttraumatic Applications." Welcome to Social Work Talks, Raymond.

Raymond Scurfield: Thank. Secular Meditation. Published by Brad on Septem | Responses Sometimes on this blog I write things very quickly without going over them with the kind of rigor I would when preparing something for a book or a magazine article. ' Secular Meditation is a clear and generous adaptation of Buddhist and other practices for the humanist community.

It is a great book for people who believe that the human mind can be trained just as the body can but who are uncomfortable with any supernatural claims. It is simple and accessible, opening doors to generosity, clarity, and /5(22).

A free introduction to meditation with video lessons that teach the essentials, guided audio meditations that walk you through the practice, and a coach to help you follow through. Mindfulness meditation is a simple, secular, scientifically validated exercise for your brain.

In this two-week course you’ll learn how to meditate with skeptical. A review of Rick Heller's book "Secular Meditation" Guest article by Michelle L. LeBlanc If you are anything like me, I enjoy a book that sees the benefit of spiritual practice without the assumption of the supernatural intertwined, not that I am completely closed to the idea, but due to my religious background, I have learned to trust those who give more “naturalistic reasons” for Author: DT Strain.

It’s a great book that discusses mindfulness in a secular manner, approaching the practices from a scientific point of view. Kabat-Zinn’s experience with psychology comes through in his look at mindfulness as exercise for the brain and consciousness, making the practices approachable for those of any backgrounds or faiths.

Secular meditation is taken from ancient spiritual traditions, but jettisons their deep wisdom, creating a dangerous situation for users. Sylvie Vanasse, a member of the Beaches Sangha in Australia, discusses the different secular meditation practices in Rick Heller's book.

She praises Heller for offering many practical exercises and his avoidance of supernatural jargon, but thinks that his insistence on the need to 'quiet our mind' minimizes the value of a recollective or reflective approach to meditation.

Any good resources for secular meditation. Anyone know any good resources for meditation from the perspective of boosting mental capabilities like focus, determination and creativity.

Everything I can find seems to be written either for achieving enlightenment or as a help for mental problems. Meditation was invented by Taoists in the 7th century BC, while Taoism is regarded by many as a secular philosophy, when it arrived in India it branched out and was soon Indianized and mystified, giving religious explanations for the meditation practices.

Meditation is considered a "spiritual alternative" to conventional values and goals, such as those found in traditional Western religions. I have worked with many of them. If you are considering meditation, this book will help you choose wisely and caution you to never surrender your critical thinking to anyone.

” — STEVEN HASSAN LMHC, NCC FREEDOM OF MIND RESOURCE CENTER, INC. In Secular Meditation, step-by-step instructions, personal stories, and provocative questions teach empathy for others, stress reduction, and the kind of in-the-moment living that fosters appreciation for life and resilience in the face of adversity.

This book combines Nhat Hanh’s quotes with simple meditation instruction and blank journal pages. The messages center on peace, love, understanding, compassion, and .Product Information.

If You Can Breathe, You Can Meditate: A Practical, Secular How-To Guide to Meditation is an indispensable new book that demystifies the practice of meditation, stripping away religious and philosophical associations that have been ascribed to this timeless and universal activity.This book can be thought of as a small pocket manual to live life by as you learn let go of your preconceived notions of reality.

What sets this book apart from all others is the continuous teachings that can be found through the author's podcast and website on Secular Buddhism.

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